The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Didn’t We Try to Warn You?

  When last we took notice of Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler had decided there were limits to coddling Antifa, namely when they tried to set up an “autonomous zone” in front of his apartment building. Nothing can appease the vandal horde: A statue of George Washington, the first president of the United States, was toppled […]

Hallowed Ground

  Try to imagine a row of men, standing shoulder to shoulder, all of them armed with rifles. Picture those men standing on a hill, a few hundred yards in the distance, with their guns aimed at you. Now imagine yourself, standing amid a similar group of armed men, ordered to march across that distance […]

Creepy Uncle Joe Ain’t No Ways Tired?

  The pathetic old fool has lost whatever sense of dignity he ever had: Joe Biden’s apparent penchant for pandering to minority voters as a political tactic is insulting, and some of his remarks while campaigning in the South are “disgusting,” according to National Review Online’s Deroy Murdock. On “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host played […]

Bernie Sanders: George Wallace Fan?

  Should we muster some “strange new respect” for Bernie? Seven years after Martin Luther King, Jr. referred to George Wallace as “perhaps the most dangerous racist in America today,” a young Bernie Sanders praised the segregationist Alabama governor. In an interview with the Brattleboro Reformer in 1972, Sanders, then 31, said Wallace “advocates some outrageous approaches […]

False Dilemmas and Real Binaries: Patterns of Error in Logic and Rhetoric

  In his book SJWs Always Lie, Vox Day makes the important distinction between logic (the mental process by which we seek truth) and rhetoric (the language of persuasion). Both logic and rhetoric are skills necessary to statesmanship, because the political leader must first analyze the problems of public policy (logic), then explain the problem […]

Dear Tyler O’Neil …

  Politics is about winning. I understand that, and one of the main reasons I support Donald Trump is that, unlike so many Republicans, our president understands that. All your finest policy ideas count for nothing if you cannot win elections, and a certain ruthlessness about tactics is necessary to defeat the Democrats, who are […]

The Present Crisis

  “The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards. And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and […]

The Eternal White Guilt Trip

Mark Bauerlein in American Greatness: “The deliberate national penance that most Germans take for granted offers a striking contrast with the ways American have confronted their own national crimes.” That’s a line from an article last month in The Atlantic. The article focuses on a supposedly sad divergence: while Germans have fully acknowledged their responsibility for […]

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